Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Apple pie cinnamon cream cheese spread

Good morning ladies, just wanted to stop by and give you a few made at home gift ideas to give to friends who have who you just want to say I really appreciate you in my life.
Last week I noticed my bag of apples that I had purchased, with all good intentions of making fried apple pies was starting to rot..gasp, can't have that happening, so I peeled them and cooked them down with Cinnamon and sugar, this alone makes a great side dish with pork chops and baked sweet taters..oh, goodness now I'm getting
Anyway my mind got to turning, how can I use these apples other than just as a side dish. And I started browsing the net, isn't the net wonderful..I found the best, simple to make recipe and it hit me why not make a batch and put it in jars as little gifts to go with the homemade bread I was giving to friends..
This recipe calls for can apple pie filling but since I had plenty already made I used the fresh and it is so yummy on the bread or bagels..
Apple pie cinnamon cream cheese spread
1-8 oz package of cream cheese
1/2 cup apple pie filling mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
blend all ingredients in blender till smooth
you can add a few chopped walnuts or apple pieces after it's blended for a little texture.
store in small container and serve with bagels, bread or crackers of choice..

I put mine in small decorative containers and tied a ribbon around the top, Last summer I found 2 sets of 4 each little Christmas spreading knives for .50 a I tied one on each jar added a loaf of bread and wa-la, instand perfect gift.
For my homemade breads I wrapped them in foil then placed them in cloth bags I'd made using Christmas fabric, tied them with ribbons and add a candy cane for decorations.
Hope you have a very Merry home made Christmas


  1. Sweet, Molly!! And what a lovely gift!

    It sounds absolutely yummy on a good bread for Christmas morning---or any morning.

    You know, the first glimpse of your site this morning was of the ethereal blues and the mountain that I think I can see behind all the other pictures. It lasted but a fleeting second, but the rain of silvery pearls and all that cloudy blue was just spectacular.

    Might the picture be by itself somewhere in your vast collection of photos? I'd love to see it again---it's magnificent, and perfect for these cloudy days.

    Much HAPPY to you and all your Lovies this Blessed Season!!


  2. Merry CHRISTmas Molly Sweetie...
    What a beautiful idea and I love the idea of the little spreader knife on the bag. It just adds to the festivity of it all. So precious. I may be using the recipe, as I do have a couple of friends that have way more than they need, and make it hard to know what on earth to give them.

    I too saw that mountain for a brief moment when I came onto your page this morning. Raindroplets as well. It was beautiful.

    May God richly bless you and your family this beautiful CHRISTmas season. You have been such a blessing to me in 2010, I can't wait to see what 2011 brings to us.

    Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  3. That's a beautiful gift that any of your friends or family would luv!

  4. Sounds mighty tasty! Hope that all of you are blessed with the happiest of Christmases.

  5. Lovely bag idea. I myself do not like the taste but that would be a good gift to give others. thanks for sharing it. And Thank you for visiting my blog.

  6. Oooo! This sounds delicious. I am also loving your banner photo of the cardinal. Did you take the photo? It is beautiful.
    Happy Holidays :)


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